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AO Foundation Overview

Davos (Switzerland)
201 to 500 employees
1958
Non-profit Organisation
Hotel & Resort
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The AO Foundation is a medically guided nonprofit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, AO today fosters one of the most extensive ... Read more

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AO Foundation President Prof. Suthorn Bavonratanavech
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Davos (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Davos (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at AO Foundation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Please do not come to work in this hell!

    Cons

    Ridiculous Management
    Money laundering organisation
    Highly political
    Depressive place to work
    Once you come here it is almost impossible to find a company willing to recruit you, due to the bad reputation of AO

    Advice to Management

    Change the entire management structure and the current Foundation strategy
    Be more honest and ethical
    Do not exploit honest middle and low management. The do all the dirty work to allow Directors to do the nice life!!!

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AO Foundation Interviews

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    Project Manager Community Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dübendorf (Switzerland)
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AO Foundation (Dübendorf (Switzerland)).

    Interview

    I applied online and two months later got a call from HR assistant with whom we fixed two interviews: one with the head of HR, the second one with the executive director of the division. I had the first interview and it went very well, I enjoyed it and got a good general picture of what the position entails and what values the company embraces (which were not fully in line with my values). However, the second interview was cancelled just the day before it was supposed to happen. The rationale behind their decision not to proceed with my candidacy was that I did not have enough years of experience. For the HR my traineeships were not considered as work experience and my prior experience in my home country had no value either. It happened to me for the first time ever when HR or somebody from the senior management told me something along these lines. Such a subtle insult is a great indication of management’s attitude towards employees within the organisation. Besides, the whole conversation happened via phone and I have never received a written confirmation that they decided to cancel the interview and that they do not want to proceed with my candidacy. It was such a waste of time since I have other opportunities to concentrate on. Value the time of the candidates. It wasn’t a pleasant experience but, in any case, I won’t recommend this organisation to people who are looking for an open-minded employer valuing integrity, flexibility, competences and willingness to learn and grow. Secured job but a dinosaur-approach to carrying out one's duties and managing the organisation is the thing of the past.

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